Fictional spying through someone's phone
November 18, 2012 12:10 PM Subscribe
Fiction-research-filter: Spying on someone through their phone.
posted by StephenF to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Let's say that a person wanted to spy on someone using their phone, and that for some period of time they had full access to that phone. Would it be possible to:
(1) Write and then install an app that could be controlled remotely to silently activate the camera and microphone at certain times (and is there a difference between say Android and IOS here?)
(2) Collect the image, video and audio data on a server somewhere so that it could be analysed later. How would you set up a server so that you could access the data stored there, but the server itself could not be traced back to you? I am particularly vague on this point.
Any other angles I'm not thinking off also welcome. My aim is to understand enough of this stuff to sound convincing, so links to relevant information welcome (as long as they're safe to view!).